Bellator 84: Felice Herrig vs. Patricia Vidonic preview

By Al Stover
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Strawweight fighter Patricia “Little” Vidonic (7-3) will get a chance to kill two birds with one stone.

The Oregon native will make her Bellator Fighting Championships debut at Bellator 84 on Dec. 14. In addition to fighting on one of MMA’s bigger stages, Vidoic also get a chance to avenge a loss as her opponent is Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig.

Vidonic announced she signed her Bellator contract via on Dec. 2 via Twitter while the Lil’ Bulldog made the announcement of the rematch on her Facebook page on Dec. 3.

She was originally set to face Michele Gutierrez at the Dec. 4 event until Gutierrez pulled out of the fight due to a hand injury. Herrig has called Gutierrez’s hand injury “fake” and continues her war of words with Gutierrez, despite the fight already being scrapped.

Although Gutierrez and her managers are planning to pursue legal action against Herrig for her accusations, the Lil’ Bulldog remains focused for her upcoming rematch.

Herrig had previously beat Vidonic at XFC 17: Apocalypse back in April by decision.

Since her fight with Herrig, Vidonic earned a decision win over Sally “Slick” Krumdiack at CageSport 20 in July. Prior to the loss with the Lil’ Bulldog, Vidonic had won seven of her eight last fights.

Herrig is coming into the bout on a two-fight winning streak.

For the most this fight looks like it will be a grappler vs. striker encounter. Although she only has one TKO on her record, Herrig comes from a Muay Thai background. Vidonic’s unorthodox style may also be a factor in the fight.


Who do you think will win the fight between Herrig and Vidonic? Comment with an answer below or send a tweet to @alstover with the hashtag #RantMMA


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